Street clashes flare in Hong Kong
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Street clashes flare in Hong Kong

Clashes have broken out in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district as police cleared illegal food stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations.

Violence erupted overnight as food and hygiene inspectors tried to remove vendors from the junction of Portland Street and Shan Tung Street.

Angry protesters threw bricks and other missiles at police. Police used batons and pepper spray and fired two warning shots into the air. At least 23 people were arrested.

The BBC's Juliana Liu reports.

  • 09 Feb 2016
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